I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Christmas these past couple of days! All that time and preparation and it's over so quickly. We had a busy and beautiful Christmas. Christmas Eve mass was lovely and Santa visited while we were gone so we came home to lots of fun for the kiddos.
The kids each got a new bike from Santa! Here we are posing before heading to the in-laws for early Christmas morning gift opening with them and my bro & sis-in-law and their kiddos. It's been our Xmas day tradition for many years. My daughter & I were wearing matching pj's (a gift she loved this year) and my hubby is dressed funny as this was a joke gift he was given by his brother last year - so he had to wear it by their rules. Lol Trust me he's as far from dressing like this in everyday life as you get!
Christmas Day has always been traditionally spent at my in-law's house. However, due to my mom-in-law's deteriorating condition and abilities we have now taken over the duties of hosting for the holiday. We had my Mom and then all of my hubby's relatives over. We had our wonderful ham dinner and then played the goofy door prize game I talked about earlier in the month. The tables were set with my mom-in-law's china she always used. Even though it's hard and things need to change - some traditions we can carry along the way with us...and there's comfort in that I think.
The door prize game was so fun and goofy as always - here's a little peek!
As I said - there's comfort in how some traditions (even goofy ones) stay the same.
We're actually off to another Christmas gathering today. We're getting together with my Dad later this year, so I guess it's nice it didn't have to end so early yet. We get to enjoy a little longer. Hope you all are as well!
**PS: Here's a link to my pinterest and my breakfast tab on there where you can find the omelet breakfast muffins I made to bring to my in-law's for Xmas morning gift opening. I used sausage instead of ham and they were really good!